The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered that petitions from the Senior Pastor of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly in Abuja, Biodun Fatoyinbo, and Mr and Mrs Timi Dakolo, be merged and investigated at the Force Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Alagbon, Ikoyi, Lagos.
Lawyer to the Dakolos, Mr Femi Falana, made the disclosure during a telephone interview with The PUNCH on Monday.
Falana, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, told our correspondent that the IG assured him that justice would be done in the matter.
Busola, wife of the popular artiste, Timi Dakolo, had alleged that Fatoyinbo raped her twice while she was a member of his church.
The allegation generated mixed reactions from Nigerians on the social media, with many calling for an investigation into the case.
Fatoyinbo, who had since denied the allegation, threatened a lawsuit.
After much public outcry, including a protest march, Fatoyinbo announced to his church that he had decided to take a leave of absence over the matter.
The matter, however, took a dramatic twist on Saturday when Timi raised the alarm on his Instagram page that some strange men invaded his house with guns.
He also posted copies of police invitation letters to his family, lamenting that the police, while intimidating his wife and children, refused to invite Fatoyinbo for questioning.
Again, the development provoked different reactions, compelling the Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, to issue a statement.
In the statement, he explained that the police invitation was not a warrant of arrest, adding that the Force would be professional in handling the case.
Falana told The PUNCH on Monday that he spoke with the IG over the matter.
“The IG has ordered that the petition of the Dakolos and that of Pastor Fatoyinbo be consolidated. He has further directed that both petitions be investigated at the Force CID, Alagbon, Lagos since the Dakolos’ petition was first submitted in Lagos,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the Deputy Inspector-General of Police in charge of the Force Criminal Investigation Department, Michael Ogbizi, to take over the ongoing investigation.